NUIM Barnhall: The Past – 1969 to 2011

1969    Club founded by employees of Irish Meat Packers and affiliated to the Leinster Branch of the IRFU

1979   Club begins its pioneering involvement in the development of Youth and Mini Rugby in Leinster.

1986   Club purchases its grounds from Irish Meat Packers for £77,000.

1991   Clubhouse completed at a cost of £200,000 and officially opened by President Mary Robinson.

1999   Club wins promotion to Senior Status by becoming the premier club amongst Ireland’s 200 Junior clubs.
2005   Club begins partnership with NUIM in developing NUIM Rugby Academy and a fusion of Rugby activities in both establishments.
2010  NUI Maynooth and Barnhall cement their Partnership by renaming the club as NUIM Barnhall.

NUIM Barnhall: The Present – 2011

Senior Rugby – Male  5 Senior teams competing from AIL Division 3 down to Leinster Junior 5.

Senior Rugby – Under-21  Competing at the Premier Level of the Leinster Competition.

Senior Rugby – Women  “NUIM Barnhall Babes” in their 4th. season.

NUIM Academy  Partnership in 6th year: clear Year-on-Year growth in numbers and quality of players.

Youth Rugby  Teams competing from Under-13 to Under-19 inclusive.

 Mini Rugby  Teams competing from Under-7 to Under-12 inclusive.

Playing Membership  Total 700:  200 Adult Male, 40 Under-21, 180 Youth, 230 Mini, 50 Women.

 Non-Playing Membership  210, which brings total membership to 910.

Finance (General)    Grounds owned (mortgage-free); minimal outstanding debt.

 Other Club primarily serves the towns of Leixlip, Maynooth, Celbridge,  Lucan and surrounding areas with a combined population of 150,000+. Club is a focal point for the local communities for many social and cultural activities.